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Ian D. Pavord


Professor of Respiratory Medicine | University of Oxford; Honorary Consultant Physician | Oxford University Hospitals, United Kingdom

Ian D. Pavord


Ian D. Pavord, DM, FRCP, FERS, FMedSci, is a Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Hospitals. He was an inaugural Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2014 and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2015.  
Prof. Pavord has a research interest in the clinical aspects of inflammatory airway diseases and has pioneered the use of non-invasive measures of airway inflammation in the assessment of these conditions. He has identified several clinically important phenotypes of inflammatory airway disease, discovered clinically important biomarkers, and played a lead role in the clinical development of three treatments for severe airway disease.  
Prof. Pavord is on the International Advisory Board for the European Respiratory Journal and is the author of more than 570 publications, making him the highest-cited researcher in asthma worldwide. He has previously been the editor of Thorax and serves on the editorial boards of Thorax and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He received the 2016 ERS Gold Medal for research, and gave the Cournand Lecture at the 2004 ERS meeting. He chaired the 2017 Lancet Commission on Asthma. 

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